2013 ORS § 197.612¹
Comprehensive plan or land use regulation changes to conform plan or regulations to new requirement in statute, goal or rule
(1) Notwithstanding contrary provisions of state and local law, a local government that proposes a change to an acknowledged comprehensive plan or a land use regulation solely for the purpose of conforming the plan and regulations to new requirements in a land use statute, statewide land use planning goal or rule of the Land Conservation and Development Commission implementing the statutes or goals may take action to change the comprehensive plan or the land use regulation without holding a public hearing if:
(a) The local government gives notice to the Department of Land Conservation and Development of the proposed change in the manner provided by ORS 197.610 (Submission of proposed comprehensive plan or land use regulation changes to Department of Land Conservation and Development) and 197.615 (Submission of adopted comprehensive plan or land use regulation changes to Department of Land Conservation and Development); and
(b) The department confirms in writing that the only effect of the proposed change is to conform the comprehensive plan or the land use regulations to the new requirements.
(2) Notwithstanding the requirement under ORS 197.830 (Review procedures) (2) that a person must have appeared before the local government orally or in writing, a person that has not appeared may petition for review of the decision under subsection (1) of this section solely to determine whether the only effect of the local decision is to conform the comprehensive plan or the land use regulation to the new requirements. [2011 c.280 §6]